Bandera Tax Inc

Bandera Tax Inc

4.9 (13)
6 hires on Thervo
12 employees
24 years in business

About this pro

Founded in 1998, Bandera Tax (formally Pinellas Tax, Inc.) was formed with the express purpose of bringing the analytic tools, skills, and knowledge used in Corporate America to the small business owner for an affordable price, while still maintaining the customer service the small business owner needs to successfully grow their business.

Personal and business tax preparation with efile services, payroll, financial statement preparation and bookkeeping, business valuation, and business start-up.

Our mission is to supply all of these services and more with the detail, timing, and personal service that our clients need to grow without the cold "number based" customer service that our competition supplies. What's worse is that our competitors charge prices that the small business owner simply cannot afford. We pledge to bring you all of this and much, much more with a price you can afford.

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Converse, TX 78109
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13 Reviews



    Very knowledgeable and knows exactly what he's doing.

  • Sandy L.

    Fast and easy! Saved it's a ton of $$$

  • Charlie h.

    Hands down awsome work

  • David J.

    Travis stays updated with all the tax laws and makes sure that your taking full advantage of the credits as a business owner. I highly recommend.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

New clients are often surprised at the time and detail involved with preparing thier tax return. It's common to have a 1-2 hour call interview for the first return. Things like hobbies, home based activities, children's future plans, future financing plans, and even imigration issues should always be taken into account when preparing a return. If your accountant/tax preparer isn't tax planning and preparing at the same time you should probably pursue a new professional.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I hold a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida, and I'm a Certified Professional Bookkeeper, a Certified QuickBooks Specialist, an IRS Licensed Paid Tax Preparer, and a licensed IRS Efiler. I'm also a vertern of the US Army Corps of Engineers as a Combat Engineer which involved a great deal of training in problem solving activities. However, the most important education pertaining to tax and Tax Code issues is experience. I've prepared taxes for over 20 years and in that time I've encounted virtually every tax issue imaginable. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Yes Personal Returns regardless of filing status have a base rate of $100.00, with additional fees for Schedules ranging from $50.00 for Schedules A, D, & E, and $150.00 for Schedules C, F, & H. There is no additional fee for Schedules B, EIC, J, R, and SE. Busines Returns 1065, 1120 & 1120s are $425.00 with additional fees only for data mining and collection. I do not charge for forms, schedules, or woksheets.

How did you get started in this business?

After becoming disenfranchised with the treatment of corporate America which I equate to modern slavery, I went to local bartenders and offered to do their taxes for free in exchange for promoting me. I didn't anticipate the correlation between bar patrons and people with tax problems and the idea turned quickly into a grandslam marketing concept.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have clients from almost every state, culture, race, religion, and ethnic group on the planet and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Gaining the absolute trust of a first generation immigrant is an incredible experience.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

There is nothing more rewarding then watching a new clients shoulders drop as I fix a tax issue that has been causing them tremendous stress. The IRS can cause great stress and anxiety and having the ability to step in the middle and defend Joe Taxpayer is why I was put on this planet.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Stay away from the large franchise operations, they often don't work in your best interest and designations like CPA, CMA, and EA only mean they passed a test and are now considered agents of the IRS. Pay attention to individual experience and the questions the professional asks.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

A client isn't necessarily the one asking the questions your tax professional is the one that should know the tax code and thus the questions to ask you in an effort to work in your best interests.

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